Left Over Christmas Ham - Bubble and Squeak Recipe

by Arnaud Mesureur December 19, 2019 2 min read

Left Over Christmas Ham - Bubble and Squeak Recipe

There's nothing better than left-over Christmas ham, it's a lazy man's Boxing Day Cricket Test banquet. 

We love this recipe for Bubble and Squeak crafted by our apprentice butcher (and qualified chef) Nathan. He knows his way around a ham and now he's teaching us how to whip up an easy supper at Christmas. 



8 large kestrel potatoes, peeled

2 golden shallots, thinly sliced

3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 sugarloaf cabbage, cored and roughly chopped

400g leftover Xmas ham, roughly diced

Duck fat

300g creme fraiche

½ bunch dill, chopped

½ bunch chives, chopped

1 lemon

Small amount of seasonal salad greens

3 small red radishes, cut into small wedges

Olive oil

1 jar salmon roe

Sea salt and black pepper

Rock salt (for roasting)


To finish

Poached eggs (if desired)



  • Preheat oven to 200c.
  • Spread rock salt out on a large baking tray and place potatoes on top of salt.
  • Pierce each potato a few times with a knife. Place in oven and bake until the knife comes out clean.
  • Once potatoes have cooked through, cut in half and scoop out the flesh. Put in a bowl and cling film. Keep warm.
  • Place a large saucepot on medium heat and add 2 tbsp of duck fat to the pot and allow to melt. Now add your shallots, garlic and ham. Allow to soften and get a bit of colour on it.
  • Once cooked down with a bit of colour, now add your roughly chopped sugarloaf cabbage to the pot and cook down until it's very tender and lightly browned.
  • Once your cabbage/onion mix is done add your potatoes to the pot and mash
  • them up with the cabbage. It doesn't need to be perfectly smooth. Season fairly heavily with black pepper and sea salt. Set mixture aside in a warm spot with a lid on.
  • Place your creme fraiche in a bowl and lightly whip it until it begins to thicken and form soft peaks. Now gently fold in your chopped dill and chives. Season with lemon juice and salt/pepper. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Place a medium/large non-stick pan (need to be oven safe) on a high heat and place 1 tbsp duck fat in the pan. Allow pan/fat to get very hot.
  • Once hot, very carefully add your potato mixture to the pan.
  • Allow the mixture to fry in the fat until it starts to colour and lift easily from the pan. Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Once cooked remove from oven and allow to cool until just warm. Then carefully flip onto a large cutting board.
  • In a small bowl mix salad green leaves, radish, a drizzle of EVOO and salt.
  • To serve, serve a slice on a plate with a poached egg, creme fraiche, dressed leaves and salmon roe.


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